Sir Paul McCartney has accused The Rolling Stones of climbing the ladder of success by copying The Beatles.

One of the Brown Sugar hitmakers' earliest singles, I Wanna Be Your Man, was written by MCCartney and John Lennon, and the band broke America a year after the Fab Four.

MCCartney also cites Sir Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' wizard outfits on the sleeve of their psychedelic 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request as proof of their Beatles imitation.

MCCartney says, "That is the truth. Look at the history: The Beatles go to America, a year later they come too. We wrote their first single (sic), I Wanna Be Your Man. We go psychedelic, they go psychedelic. We dress as wizards, they dress as wizards..."